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Top 5 Most Interesting Festivals in Myanmar

Perhaps, with a wide range of multicolour events that dot the Burmese calendar, it partly explains why Myanmar is always regarded as the land of festivals.

Of course, how regrettable it is when experiencing Myanmar private tours but not taking part in one in the myriad of Burmese festivals that are celebrated across the country annually.

So, to help you get into the festive spirit, here is the list of top 5 beloved traditional festivals of the country’s old world charm in style which are celebrated in a extremely hearty welcome.

1. Thingyan Water Festival (April)

A better way to contemplate in the Burmese New Year is washing away the dirt of previous year with a high-spirited water festival. Being translated as the changing over, Thingyan, the Myanmar’s biggest national festival lasting for 5 days is widely organized in mid-April every year.

Apart from the usual water throwing, people often express their deep gratitude to their parents during festival time. Normally, the majority of people tend to com back their old villages to visit their elderly as well as relatives and decide to spend the rest of the festival there. In addition, hair washing using the traditional shampoo named as Acacia seems to be entirely common.


2. Ananda Pagoda Festival (January)

 As a rule in every January, the Bagan's ancient ruins seem to become alive after the harvest season for 15 days around the first full moon when many convoys of cow carts make their route from the beginning of the plain villages to Ananda pagoda.

In fact, this festival is the annual alms giving time for the region, and the pilgrims who join in can raise charity fund by donating money, rice, and other goods to support s large number of Buddhist monks who inhabit this area.


3. Kasone Festival (May)

Each year, May is a good period of time to let you see all Burmese citizens to celebrate an alternative water-pouring ceremony with the aim of expressing their honour to Buddha’s birthday. Being taken place on the Kasone's full moon day, this festival mainly focuses on the spiritual Bodhi Tree, under which Buddha gained enlightenment whilst meditating.

Without difficulties, during your excursion created by Myanmar river cruises, you can follow the pilgrims' procession of pouring water to ensure these precious Bodhi trees not being suffered from drought.


4. Thadingyut Festival of Lights (October)

Perhaps, everyone have a tendency to get used to Thadingyut, Myanmar festival of lights, is celebrated at the end of October. Particularly, most of houses and buildings in this country are ablaze with lantern, candles, or electric bulbs. Besides, young people still always keep their habit of showing the respect for elders with meaningful and practical gifts of food or longyi.

Actually, this festival is an embodiment of the event when the Buddha came down to the earth after the end of Lent.


5. Taunggyi Balloon Festival (November)

The hot air balloons themselves mark the Taunggyi festival out as something distinct from the other Burmese land’s festival. Traditionally, it is held in the culturally diverse capital of Shan State over several days lasting from the end of October to the beginning of November that marks the end of rainy season each year.

Especially, the fun is often started in the early afternoon until the moment of creating the enormous balloons finished in diverse shapes of pagodas and animals containing anything from birds to dragons and elephants.


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Best Places to Visit in Yangon

Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, is a must-visit destination for many travellers due to many reasons. Being the largest city as well as the major transportation hub, Yangon is the trallvers’ first welcoming taste of what to come in this alluring country. The colonial background combining with the religious legacy of the country - Victorian-era buildings intertwining with Buddhist temples and pagodas - creates such a unique touch to the city’s architecture.

En route to the city center, the first place to visit in your Yangon Tour is the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda where lays the Reclining Buddha. With the length up to 66 meters, the Chaukhtatgyi Buddha is one of the largest sculptures in the country. It’s not only a massive work of art, but also a religious symbol to the locals and the followers alike.


Only 10 minute ride away, the green, open Kandawgyi Park with the wooden walkway above the calm water of Kandawgyi Lake is the perfect spot for a light stroll. Nearby is the Karaweik Palace where you can enjoy the luxury cuisine of Burmese royalties.


China town is the prime area for you to discover the local lifestyle of Burmese people. Get lost in the bustling 19th street and eat the tasty, local foods from street vendors. This picturesque town is also an amazing spot for you to capture some shots and save the fond memories of this marvelous country.
If you look for something more laid-back while getting to see the full view of the city, then the circular train is exactly up your alley. This 3-4 hour ride will take you to a journey around showing you the big picture of the people as well as the sceneries.

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One simply does not travel to Yangon without visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda.This 99-meter tall masterpiece of a building is situated in the Singuttara Hills and to the West of Kandawgyi Lake.  This glided Buddhist pagoda isnot only one of the humanity’s best creations, but profoundly invaluablein many aspects such as culture, architecture and religion. Visitors are denied entry if the shoulders or knees are exposed. Additionally, in order to step foot into this sacred pagoda, tourists need to be barefooted.


Even though there is hardly any other pagoda can surpass the splendid Shwedagon, the Sule Pagoda is still quite a sight that deserves a visit. Often overshadowed by the grand Shwedagon, the 2500-years-oldSule Pagoda,has its own distinct charm.


Bogyoke Aung San Market, formerly known as Scott market is perhaps the largest bazaar in Yangon city. Here, various types of products, specialties, merchandises, souvenirs can be found. This is a must-see for shopaholics or simply to get presents for loved ones at homes.


After your visit to the BogyokeAung San Market, if you want to have a change of scenery then the Saint Mary’s Cathedral nearby should not be passed by. The beautiful façade along with the vaulted ceiling and the stained glasses are the most symbolic examples of the colonization here in Myanmar. The church offers services on Sundays in both Burmese and English.


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Tips for Travelling to Pu Luong Nature Reverse Vietnam

Among a lot of famous tourist attractions in Northern Vietnam, Pu Luong Nature Reserve seems to be the most well-preserved of its kind, which gives tourists the chance to not only admire majestic landscape in one the most rustic areas of the country but also approach the life of ethnic minorities. However, before you make a trip to Pu Luong, you might need to have a look at our tips for travelling to this beautiful valley. 

When To Go
There are 2 occasions for you to visit Pu Luong:
May - June: This is the beginning of the new crops, when all immense terraced rice fields in Pu Luong are raising, creating a magical green to this land. You will absolutely feel so comfortable and delightful admiring such a tranquil view of Vietnam’s countryside. Although it is the beginning of summer, the temperature and atmosphere in Pu Luong are so pleasant that you can feel free to discover without concerning so much about the weather thanks to a large area of surrounding primitive forest.

September – October: Paying a visit in this period will offer you the opportunity to admire a spectacular view when all the terraced rice fields in Pu Luong are lush with ripening rice, which allows you to capture best photos you will ever have during your Vietnam private tours.
Where To Stay
Due to the fact that Pu Luong is one of the most well-preserved and important Natural Reserse of Vietnam, there are not so many luxurious hotels here. However, you can easily find for you a nice homestay or a guest house at reasonable prices to experience firsthand the mysterious beauty of nature and people in Pu Luong.

What to See
Pu Luong is an ideal complex to both explore untamed nature and ethnic minority’s culture. Once setting foot in this area, you should spend a trekking trip deep into the forest in Pu Luong to access to its incredibly rich biodiversity. Particularly, the reserve is home to a large number of wild species including some rare animals listing in The Red Book of Vietnam and the World such as: Clouded Leopard, Asian Black Bear, Sika Deer, Delecour’s Langur, etc.

Local ethnic villages such as Hieu and Kho Muong are 2 unmissable spots for your Pu Luong discovery tours. Staying in a local house also guarantees you the chance to extend your knowledge of Vietnamese culture by observing daily routines of ethnic people in Mai Chau, joining in their traditional activities and enjoying their unique culinary secrets.
Another interesting thing to see is Water Wheel. There are 2 dreamy rivers in Pu Luong Valleys that are Nua and Cham, which play important roles in the life of local people. Walking closer to one of these two rivers allows you to witness very unique giant bamboo Water Wheels that was designed and stood still for hundreds years, providing water for crops and every meals and activities of Pu Luong people.

If you are eager to experience adventurous tours in Pu Luong, then you should climb up to Pu Luong peak at an elevation of 1,700m. From there, you will be able to admire the panorama of Pu Luong with picturesque terraced rice fields, stunning karst mountains and forest.

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Top Historical Sites in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Located in the southern region of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon is the ideal destination for tourists to discover not only a young active city but also a home to many impressive historical attractions. If you want to extend your knowledge of Vietnam history, consider my list of 5 must-see historical sites in this beautiful city.

War Remnants Museum
Officially opened in September 1975, War Remnants Museum is an ideal tourist attraction for those who really want to learn more about Vietnamese War. The museum’s exhibits consist of military equipments of all types from Helicopter, bombs, tanks, guns and a wide range of declarations, commands, news about war etc. Visiting the museum, you will find it easy to understand all the exhibits and objects thanks to many short texts in English below.

Historical sites in Ho Chi Minh City


Central Post Office
Another worth-visiting historical site in Ho Chi Minh City is the Central Post Office, which was designed by Gustav Eiffel. Paying a visit to this oldest building of the city offers you the opportunity to admire such a spectacular architectural site with a lot of French-styled features marking the influences of French to the life of Ho Chi Minh city in the past.

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Reunification Palace
Built as a workplace for President of Southern Vietnam in War time, Reunification Palace is also known as an extremely meaningful building setting a landmark of history in Vietnam when Southern Vietnam is free from the rule of Colonialism. Visiting the Reunification Palace, you will admire a wide range of luxurious interior furniture, beautiful paintings from skillful Vietnamese artists as well as pottery exhibits.

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Notre Dame Cathedral
Considered as a symbol of Ho Chi Minh City, Notre Dame Cathedral is a must-see spot for those who just set foot in this busy city. Built in 1880 by French colonists, the Cathedral is an architectural masterpiece, which reachs a height of 60 meters. At the time it was built, the Basilica was the most beautiful cathedral of this kind amongst all French colonies. A special fact is that all the materials were directly imported from France including bricks, woods and interior furniture inside. If you have chance to visit Ho Chi Minh city during your excursions in Vietnam then taking some photos at Notre Dame Cathedral is a must.

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Cu Chi Tunnels
Located in the outskirt of Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels might bring you a total unique experience from the other historical sites. In the war time, this massive underground system was created by Communist guerilla troops or Viet Cong to house troops, transport communications and supplies, lay booby traps and arrange surprise attacks to battle against the US soldiers. Once arrived at this area, you will be amazed by thousands of hidden tunnels lying deep into the ground. You will soon understand how hard Vietnam had suffered from and how skillful Vietnamese people are. Every part of this complex is a priceless lesson for everyone of us, especially children, thus, I highly recommend this for your Vietnam family tours.

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5 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Cambodia

When hearing the word Cambodia, you might think about a long-term-historical country with thousands of ancient buddism structures of all types. However, this country also owns a long list of breathtaking destinations for leisure travel, especially for honeymoon holidays. Today, I'd like to bring you top 5 best honeymoon destinations in Cambodia.

1. Kep

In spite of being the smallest province in Cambodia, Kep will definitely be one of your best choices for your honeymoon in the country thanks to its charming coastal resort. Visiting Kep, you will easily fall in love with its tranquil beauty of White sand, blue sea and beautiful upmarket boutique resorts, where you can comfortably spend memorable time with your wife/husband. Known as the home to the best Crabs, Kep will be the one to dedicate for you charming dinners while enjoying high-quality services in luxurious resorts

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2. Koh Kong

Another ideal destination for your honeymoon must be Koh Kong, where you can spend time with each other in luxurious lodges deeply inside unspoilt virgin forest. There, you will feel like there are only you and nature but still are able to experience high-quality services. You can feel free to spend time together trekking into the jungle, kayaking around the area, enjoying the beauty of Cambodian nature and taking memorable photos.


3. Siem Reap

Angkor Complex is definitely the one you would think about in Siem Reap. However, sometimes the place is too touristy and crowded, which is not really comfortable for your honeymoon. All you need to do is to take a hot air balloon or helicopter to admire a breathtaking panorama of the Angkor Complex as well as surrounding forest, mountains and rivers, which really makes your trip special and unforgettable.

Moreover, you can also spend your honeymoon on the coast because Siem Reap is home to some dreamy coastal resorts with luxurious services and facilities. Additionally, if you are really into sweet and peaceful things, you should book one of Luxury Mekong River Cruises to enjoy the magnificent landscape of Indochina and learn more about the life of local people.



4. Mondulkiri

This destination is a little bit different to the ones mentioned above. Mondulkiri, the remote part of Cambodia, will be the place where you can experience many real things like local Cambodian do. There, you ought to find The Elephant Valley Project, which offers you the opportunity to hang out with Cambodian elephants, feed and wash them in the stream. This promises to be the most exciting thing that you will ever do together in your life.


5. Koh Rong Samleom

Located in the heart of Beach Heaven Sihanoukville, Koh Rong Samleom will be the perfect spot for your honeymoon holidays with sexy white-sanded beach, emerald water, reasonable-priced services.


Travel Guide to Yangon, Myanmar

The first city we set foot into was Yangon, although having read all travelling notes and tips, we felt both nervous and exciting, a bit curious to explore . Unlike an ancient city we was drawing in our minds, Yangon appears to be a modern town, the roads are filled with cars and there isn’t any motorbike, more and more skyscrapers, grand hotels, business malls are being build at incredible speed, wireless connection is enabled all over the town, there are many men who wear longyi skirt and chew betel, the women who have tanned skin with tha-na-kha powder all over their face, not to mention numerous betel “ stores “ in town. However, the houses and building in the downtown are a bit degraded, with high density of inhabitants. You can find many temples and church with unique construction style.

It costs 9000 kyat to move from the airport to the downtown (for a group of 5), the driver took us to the travel agency to book our flight tickets, he was very kind and helpful and he speaks English quite good.

TRANSPORTATION

Yangon is the center from which you will be able to travel to other provinces, thus enables you to decide which to visit first on the following days. Please note that there are many transport stations, so asking the cab driver carefully is necessary, we decided to travel to Bagan first in a Bandoola for 9600 kyat (Including blankets, clean water, soaps, towels and toothbrush, which is really professional). If you want a VIP transport vehicle, go for JJ Express, which is well known for good service. We started our trip at about 6 p.m. There was an unforgettable memory for us, our cab driver made a mistake and took us to the wrong station, so he raced to the next station without paying any attention to our prayers and how frightened we were because it was the last trip of the day.



For other options of travel on special transportation in Myanmar, you can try a river cruise on some ships like Anawrahta Cruise (http://myanmarrivercruises.net/anawrahta-cruise) and The Strand Cruise (http://myanmarrivercruises.net/the-strand-cruise)

ACCOMODATION

Staying in downtown neighborhood is recommended because it is suitable for both travelling and eating, which is a bit more expensive but also more convenient, we reluctantly took a cab to find a place to stay after finishing a domestic flight from Mandaylay to Yagon, because we were careless enough not to preorder accommodation. We finally decided to choose Motel Peony for the night, which is located at the 8th floor of an old building for multiple residences, the rooms were clean, with no Wireless connection, but close to many affordable restaurants...

 Address: 8th floor , inside the Nyaung Pinlay Zay Plaza, Lanmadaw street, with the cost of 35USD for a room with 2 single beds.

Otherwise, you can choose to stay at Mr. Lee hotel  in the downtown of Lanmadaw street ( beautiful hotels, internet connection, at good spot, with reasonable price of 60$ for a double room, near the China Town with various delicious street food – a lunch for our group costs about 7500 kyat.

FOOD

You will find delicious food with reasonable price if you spend time searching. There is a restaurant near Mr Lee Hotel which serves delicious Stewed chicked with noodles, dumplings and fantastic sticky rice, or on Maha Bandoola street, there are street food restaurants all alongside the road who serve steak, Sugarcane pie near the Chinese templeor even Myanmar style wonton pieces...

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There is one thing I thought would never be seen around these places, at first I thought there were only Buddhism followers who live here and they have a healthy lifestyle, but I was wrong: the 19th alley on Bandoola street turns out to be a foreign toursist attraction, which was really quiet and peaceful in the morning, from 7 p.m it becomes a very busy street with various activities, with many grilled dishes sold in skews... This is a must-visit place.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Due to its origin in the history: once a center of Myanmar, and once belonged to the England and Japanese, the buildings and constructions here are very interesting such as the church, the Sule temple, freedom square, alligator ville, however, you have to pay an entrance fee of 1-8$ for each destination, Bogyoke Aung San market, Mingalar market, the foreigners’ corner on 19th Street, Botataung temple,Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Mailamu temple, the Jewish institution Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, the Mahabadoola garden, lake Inya and lake Kandawgyi. Among which the Shwedagon temple is a destination you should visit: the unique golden temple of Myanmar, which holds four sacred Buddhism relics namely the staff of Kakusandha, the water purifier of Konagamana, the Cloak of Kassapa, and the 8 hairstrings of Buddha.

Shwedagon Pagoda at Night
The most special destination is the sacred golden temple of Shwedagon, a magnificent construction, You should hire a tour guide at the ticket counter (8usd) at the cost of 20USD, he will tell you many interesting stories about the history of the temple, as well as the spiritual stories here.

Danang Travel Experience at The Weekends

Looking for some travel experience Danang at the weekend, you will be more confident with your trip. Da Nang has long become a popular destination for many domestic and foreign tourists. Here, you will discover the journey with the most fascinating and interesting experience.

Da Nang travel at the weekend


Da Nang is one of the cultural center of tourism in the Central, where always attracts a lot of visitors to visit. On weekends, the number of visitors to Danang often increases, as this is the ideal time to rest after a week of hard work and study. Da Nang tourism on the weekend will save more cost than the big holidays or important occasions. At this time, finding the hotel, transportation, choice of destinations will be easier, visitors can comfortably visit the inner city and the outside Da Nang without much worry.

Time and means of transportation

The famous coastal city of Da Nang in any season of the year is beautiful and splendid. However, according to experience travel Da Nang at the weekend, the most suitable time for tourists can start their trip is from February to August. At this time, the weather in Da Nang is very pleasant, not too hot nor less stormy. Around this time visitors can enjoy enjoying the trip without being interrupted by the weather factors.

There are many types of transportation to Da Nang such as airplanes, bus, trains, motorbikes. On weekends, in order to shorten the travel time visitors should choose the plane. This means you will have more time to explore Da Nang. If you have plans for a trip to Da Nang, travelers should look for opportunities to hunt cheap tickets of airlines operating domestic flights such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air Jetstar, Pacific Airlines. In Da Nang, you can rent self-drive motorbikes, buses or taxis to travel between the attractions.

Accommodation in Danang at the weekend

Like many other famous tourist destinations in Vietnam, Da Nang also owns a wide variety of hotel and guest houses. With the experience of travel Da Nang on the weekend, visitors can see that Danang has the accommodation services from popular to high-end. Depending on the needs and financial ability of each person, you can choose the appropriate ones. To save money for the trip, you can reserve rooms at Tuan Phong, Luna Diamond, Quan Quan, Song Thu, Tuong Vi, Kingdom, Hava Da Nang. For those who want to enjoy luxury resort services, the Danang Resort Naman Retreat, Fusion Maia Da Nang, Hyatt Regence Danang Resort and Spa, Furama Villas Danang ... are the great choices.

You should make early booking to ensure room availability, cheap rates and good quality. If you follow the delegation, visitors should not come to Danang when not find accommodation, because many hotel owners will increase room prices themselves. With Danang's travel experience, you can bargain for cheap hotels and have no public rates. Check the room before check-in, ask carefully about the free and charged services that are what travelers need to do when booking hotel.

Weekend travel destination in Danang


Danang owns a lot of fun destinations for visitors to explore the weekend. Da Nang tourists can spend time visiting attractive destinations such as:

Ba Na Hills

Ba Na Hills is a resort located 40km from the city center. It has a cool year-round climate that ranges from 14-20 degrees Celsius. Ba Na Hills attracts visitors with its array of intriguing games, state-of-the-art relaxation services and natural surroundings. If you have the opportunity to set foot in Danang, you should spend a lot of time to fully explore this destination.

Son Tra Peninsula

Son Tra Peninsula is one of the tourist symbols of Danang is popular with many visitors. This destination has been shared via in the article "Danang travel experience by month". Visiting Son Tra Peninsula, visitors will feel the green space of the majestic mountains, the vast forest. This tour promises to give visitors a lot of emotions and experience.


Ancient village of Tuy Loan

Tuy Loan is an ancient village with a history of over 500 years, this is an interesting tourist destination that visitors can visit when coming to Da Nang. Located 10km west of downtown Danang, the ancient village of Tuy Loan always bear the mark of history, traditions and cultural identity of the village of Vietnam. The most unique feature of this ancient village is the communal house, built in the late 18th century and preserved intact to this day.

In addition to these three attractive destinations, Da Nang also has Ngu Hanh Son, My Khe Beach, Con Market, Dragon Bridge, Han River, Hai Van Pass, Nam O Reef, Cam Ne Hamlet, Han River Bridge, Non Nuoc Beach, Linh Ung Pagoda ... Visitors should have a specific plan of visiting destinations to have a wonderful trip over the weekend.

There are many other great things about Danang, please make you plan now to to be able to explore the land yourself.


Things to Note When Traveling to Danang

Possessing beautiful natural scenery and many titles such as the city with the most attractive beach, the most attractive city and the most desirable city ... Danang is always a prominent name in the tourism Vietnam. In addition to the natural advantage , the city also constantly investing in facilities and infrastructure to serve tourists. This creates favorable conditions for tourist to Danang as backpackers. However, for a complete trip, visitors need to refer to the following things to note when traveling to Da Nang.

Location in Danang

As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, Danang always has many guesthouses, hotels for tourists. Please refer to a few suggestions:

Packo Hotel: Newly opened in April 2016 with many comfortable and affordable rooms, the Packo Hotel is the favorite resting place for many travelers, especially self-supporting tourists. Fluttering The impression of this hotel is the container design is very hot now. The hotel includes a variety of rooms, such as double rooms, six bed dorm rooms, eight dorm rooms and ample living space. Packo is located near My Khe beach, very convenient for visitors to this beach. One thing to note when traveling self-sufficient Da Nang is only a double room with a private toilet, dorm rooms use the same toilet with two separate men and women.


Danang Backpacker Hostel: Located near the Han river bridge, about 4.2km from Danang airport and 1.5km from Da Nang railway station, Danang Backpacker is an ideal hint for visitors. Not only affordable, this hotel is also popular with travelers by allowing pets.

In addition to the hotels that we suggests above, if you can afford, guests can choose more luxurious hotels such as King's Finger Da Nang, Vanda, Dan Cong River Hotel, InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula, Premier Village Resort Danang Resort ...

The famous sightseeing place in Danang

Da Nang has many famous attractions, associated with history and hidden cultural values, deep spirituality. If you have the opportunity to visit this city, visitors should visit the places following:

Ba Na Hills

Located in Hoa Vang district, about 40km from Da Nang city, Ba Na Hills with cool climate, beautiful natural scenery, special culture and many interesting games attracts crowded tourists to visit.


Discovered in 1901 in an expedition seeking a new French military resort, undergoing many construction times, today Ba Na Hills includes many of the most visited and entertaining sites. Come here, visitors can visit the village of France with the European-style works, admire Toc Tien waterfall, Mo stream... For families with children, the Fantasy Park is a favorite destination. Especially, visitors can not forget to visit Linh Ung Pagoda Ba Na worshiping the statue of the Brahma 27m high and pray for peace to the family offline. This is one of the things to note when traveling to Da Nang on your own.

Marble Mountains

Ngu Hanh Son - Marble Mountains is a famous tourist attraction of Da Nang, located in Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, about 8km southeast of the city center. Ngu Hanh Son, as the name implies, consists of five mountains named after the Five Elements, including Kim Son, Moc Son, Tho Son, Thuy Son, Hoa Son and Tho Son (metal, wood, soil, water and fire mountains). Each mountain is beautiful and is associated with mysterious stories of history and culture. In it, Thuy Son has a height of 106m and a width of 7ha is known as the highest and most beautiful scenic mountain. It is also the mountain with many temples and caves, and was visited by Minh Mang three times in 1825, 1827 and 1837.


Visit Ngu Hanh Son, visitors will visit many famous caves and temples such as Tam Thai Pagoda, Huyen Khong, Linh Nham, Huong Cave, Van Thong Cave ... One of the things to keep in mind when traveling. Da Nang calendar is self-profound Ngu Hanh Son has many caves with each other, if you have no experience, you should seek guidance to not get lost.


Con Market – The Food Paradise in Danang

Con Market is an attractive destination that not to be missed when traveling to Da Nang. Con Market in Danang will bring you many interesting experiences with the opportunity to enjoy countless delicious typical dishes of Central Vietnam.


Danang is known as the most beautiful green city in Vietnam and is listed as the 20 most beautiful cities in the world today. Not only the beautiful natural scenery, Da Nang also has a rich and varied cuisine, especially street food. Therefore, if you have the opportunity to travel in Da Nang, do not forget to discover the gastronomy heaven of Con market, the focus of all the famous delicacies.

Con Market is a familiar address for visitors whenever they have the opportunity to travel to Da Nang 4 days. Con Market attracts visitors and locals not only by its historical history but also by its important role in daily life. Con Market is also a place where visitors missing whenever thinking about Da Nang, thanks to the unforgettable taste of the specialties. There are hundreds of delicious dishes that visitors can find in the market.


Con Market is located on two sides of Hung Vuong and Ong Ich Khien streets in the center of the city, which is the busiest trade and gathering many activities of shopping and trading of Danang. Con market contains many unique cultural features, attracting a large number of tourists to visit and explore. Not only is one of the famous tourist attractions in Da Nang, Con Market is also known as a culinary paradise with many crowded cafes and countless tempting specialties.

When you come to Con Market after visiting the Suoi Hoa Da Nang tourist area, you will feel overwhelmed by the food here. There is no market where there are so many food stalls like in Con market. Almost all the famous dishes of the Central are focused on here. In addition, each separate dining area is cool, clean, always delicate aroma from the food so guests can freely choose delicious dishes to taste. Every afternoon, walking around the Market and enjoying the food will be a wonderful experience in Da Nang.

In Con Market, there are full of all delicious snacks that tourists can not ignore when coming to Da Nang such as banh bot loc, banh hoi, banh it, banh beo, banh xeo…. rice cake, moon cake, rice noodles, fish noodle, Quang noodles, grilled beef porridge ... Especially, visitors must definitely try dough cake and wet cake with delicious and characteristic flavor of this dish. Those who sell this cake at Con Market have the secret of making fish sauce extremely delicious with just enough sour, add a little bit of spicy light garlic, chillies …


In addition, the green bean banh bot loc cake or banh bot loc with meat is also very delicious taste by way of wrapping the cake. Powder is not too thick, the fillings are stir-fried, just enjoy it with fish sauce and enjoy the unforgettable dish. The shrimp cake with salty shrimp is also a good dish to eat with a layer of smooth glutinous rice, and delicious shrimp inside. In addition, there are many other interesting street food to enjoy, especially the Chinese tea with milk, fruit juice, fish, coconut cake, green bean cake, ...

If you feel full with attractive snacks of the market, then do not rush back. Let’s take a walk around and then then continue to move to the end of the market to enjoy snails, pork rolls, dumplings... And then, you should buy some dried fish, squid or pastries as gifts to friends and relatives. Beside the food in the shops, there are also some vendors carrying food for take-away such as fried cake, coconut cake ... If you want to eat on spot, they are also willing to give some small stools for you.


The food at Con Market is not only delicious, varied and rich but very cheap. With only 5,000 - 20,000 VND (0.8 USD) / dish, visitors have an unforgettable Danang tour. Besides, a prominent advantage that many visitors want to visit Con Market that is very neat and clean. All the stalls, eateries, even the street vendors have full and shiny furniture. The food is covered with food wrap or preserved in the glass, they only process the food when the customer order. Therefore, the food is always fragrant and hot.

Con Market will be an interesting stop for travelers who are passionate about discovering and enjoying Danang cuisine. With many visitors, Con market is now in the list of their favorite places in Danang. Just a visit to Con Market when coming to Danang will help you enjoy most of the most famous and interesting snacks here and know more about the cuisine as well as the people of Da Nang with very special impression.



Dalat, A dreamy city | Da lat travel guides

Tired of being in a crowned city and wanted to have a peaceful, relaxing vacation? Welcome to Dalat, a dreamy city.

Location and terrain

Dalat city is located at Lam Nguyen Highland, Lam Dong. With an altitude of 1.500 meters above sea level and 394,64 km2 in size, surrounded by mountain and forest gives this dreamy city a mild and cool mountainous climate.

The terrain is divided into two specific type: mountainous and plain terrain. The mountain surrounded the city with the height of about 1.700 meters created a ring that conceal the city from breezing wind.

Tourist sites

Prenn water fall

At the beginning of Prenn pass in the direction from Ho Chi Minh city to Dalat, you will see the first tourist site of this dreamy city, located 10km from the heart of the city. The name prenn came from between the 15th and 17th century, which was the war zone of the Cham and the K'Ho. The nam Prenn came from the Cham, meaning "Conquered area".
Dalat, A dreamy city | Da lat travel guides

To reach the foot of the water fall, tourists have to follow a beauty full road with stairs carved out of stone upon a hill side with many different kind of flowers grown alongside. The water fall from a 10km height would be a magnificent show for you. And if you still not impressed, there is a tunnel made out of water from the fall and rock for you to explore.

Prenn water fall not only have a spectacular fall but also have many flower gardens, a zoo, and ì you want to take a look from above, Prenn have a system of skiers ready to satisfy you.

Maple Leaves

Entering the city is a beautiful ecological zone located at 45 Dang Thai Than street. Maple Leavers is a place you must visit because of its unique structure: it is a group of odd building which is surrounded by a Maple forest.
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Arriving at the entrance of Maple Leaves you will see the Mushroom House, next is the "Dragon united" gate. Further in is the Drum House and Cave House. Next is the Center House with 132 roofs alongside a pool of Koi, which contain more than 300 Koi. If you are fund of camping and want to know what it is like to sleep under a sky full of stars and beautiful Maple leaves in Autumn then Maple Leaves had that covered, a camping site is located right at the heart of the Maple forest is ready to served. It will be an unforgettable experience for you and your friends, as well as your family.

Another unique thing in Maple Leaves is the Cloud Yard, which will be the most impress view you have ever seen.

Center City

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That would be enough for a day but you need to eat and drink, refuel yourself so that you can go explore another great place the day after. After a monstrous diner, you begin to wonder "so what's the different between Dalat's food and my city?" Well, Dalat may not have a special kind of food like many others city but it had one thing that most others city in Viet Nam does not have, its cold and breezing at night. With the advantage from the atmosphere at night, fast food in Da Lat is different from the others. The people in this city prefer hot soymilk and Da Lat "pizza", not actual pizza though. Da Lat "pizza" is a special type of girdle-cake cocked on direct ember with eggs and many more ingredients. Just imagine how good it would be when you have a hot cup of soymilk, one of those "pizza" in your hands or a bowl of noddle in your hands when the cold and breezing surrounding you. It would be so amazing to fell the warm spread out of the foods and dinks while chatting with friends or family in such cold weather.

Tourism in Da Lat is not just that, there is many more wonderful places such as Tuyen Lam Lake, Love Valley. Golden Stream, v.v... Which will be presented to you in the next part.